Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Something Simple

Dinner tonight was something simple but a big venture from my week of stomach flu and crackers.

Grilled Cherry Tomatoes
Grilled YRR Portabellos
Mashed Potatoes (with skins!)
Blanched/Sauted Asparagus

Simple summer staples to start with the Mushroom caps and Cherry tomatoes were marinaded in Joanna's Yellow Rose Recipe Portabello marinade a lovely balsamic/lemon/garlic combo with my home made veggie stock from the other day. I let them soak for a few hours tossing and turning.

Heated the Gorge Foreman Grill for 5 minutes and seared for 4 minutes, rotate 90 degrees and sear some more. If you aren't using a two sided grill, you'll wanna flip them at some point.

For bonus points you can pour some of the marinade which escapes into the drip tray back over your plated mushrooms and potatoes.

Grilled tomatoes
The cherry tomatoes were skewed and added in the last few minutes to grill.

 Mashed potatoes
Standard far, wash, cut, boil in salt water until falling apart. Drain potatoes, return to pot with a spot of margarine, cracked pepper, grey salt and adding some of my home made vegetable broth (dark onion style, hence the colour) and mashing them together until fluffy.

Snap the hard ends into the composts bucket and toss them into the potato water for a few minutes then remove. Heat some margarine in a skillet over medium high heat and toss the blanched asparagus in the pan until it sears. Crack black pepper over top and toss in some grey slat. Shake and sear until you get things the way you like them.

And that's about it.

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